Saturday, December 14, 2013

Shame Norman, Cunliffe and the media cant do basic maths.

In the  2011 General election the National party and their coalition supporters received over 50% on a voter turnout around 75%.
That was after an unprecedented naming of the date some 10 months out and after maintaining a clear promise to sell no assets or part shareholding in the first term and an equally clear policy to sell up to 49% shareholding in 5 SOEs in a second term.

The melons and the socialists have constantly claimed that result did not give a mandate for the partial sale process in spite of  the leaders of melons and socialists promoting that vote as a referendum on "asset sales", a fact at odds with the stated policy of partial sale of the shareholding.
That misstatement alone  being a significant bias in the minds of many voters.

Fast forward 2 years, following a massive publicly funded campaign to collect 10% of registered electors to gain a CIR, and only successful at the eleventh hour after a concerted second collection surge to overcome the apathy.
That was followed by an equally intensive campaign to get their vote out in the referendum 44% (just over half those who voted in the GE 2011), voted 67% against 31% to disapprove of the partial share sales.

Suddenly that is a comprehensive vote of no confidence bringing calls from XXXXwetback and thumbhead for the National led government to cease the process with only Genesis energy and Solid Energy remaining.
Now since Solid Energy is now as valuable as Kiwirail and wont make the cut only Genesis scheduled for float next year remaining on the table.

If we need any further perspective, that wonderful 67% that the numpties are calling "their mandate"  is less than 900 000 voters out of a potential over 3 000 000 registered.
The three previous CIR all ignored by the government in office, anti smacking, reduce mp numbers and harsher sentences, attracted an average vote in favour of 1 671 000 voters from the smaller total registered, a simple majority in favour of the 3 CIR.

So after all that intense campaign for their POV in the face of a big fat zero counter campaign, greypower, the unions and the melons could only muster a paltry 900 000 votes, a number that included people such as moi who wanted the full shareholding sold so voted no to partial, another bunch who saw the whole mess as the waste of  $10 000 000 and voted yeah nah , and the other nearly 60% who just did not care or wished to withhold any move in support of the charade and binned their papers.

The one remaining question that will never be answered, how many votes were intercepted in the mail, around resthomes and by committed zealots who just filled in ballots that had been ignored and left lying about.

6 comments:

Watcher said...

Ask this guy who replied to Veteran.

"Two yes votes in this household too. By the time I grab a few from my neighbors who couldn't give a shit that'll be plenty of yes votes from thus area.

November 19, 2013 at 10:33 PM"

Psycho Milt said...

In the 2011 General election the National party and their coalition supporters received over 50% on a voter turnout around 75%.

It's reasonable for National to point out that their mandate to govern is a mandate to implement their declared policies. It's also reasonable for Labour and the Greens to point out that when the question was put to them, the majority of voters declared a dislike for this particular policy. That's politics.

If we need any further perspective, that wonderful 67% that the numpties are calling "their mandate" is less than 900 000 voters out of a potential over 3 000 000 registered.

With this sentence, you just took National's "over 50%" mandate to govern down to a distinctly non-mandatory "over 37.5%."

Edward the Confessor said...

Watcher is right. Right wingers are the only ones who have admitted to voter fraud. This means the actual outcome for the Nats even worse. Anyway, if they ever had a mandate it's gone now, but luckily for them the whole sale process was so badly botched they won't even bother with the Genesis float.

Anonymous said...

You are all, once again, "forgetting" Colin Craig's Conservative Party.

The CCCP has been and remains totally opposed to so-called "asset sales" (of course there are no assets, there are only liabilities).

In the last election CCCP got 2.65%, but no seats. Add in this "wasted vote" and it is a face that at the 2011 election a clear majority of voters chose parties who opposed asset sales.

You would think that given this result, Labour, Greens, and Unions would be campaigning very strongly for reducing the electoral threshold to 2.5% or 3%. And of CCCP was a leftist party I'm sure they would be. But the fact that the next government will depend on a party who insists not only on open carry, stand-your-ground, and castle doctrine laws, but also fully armed police, and ending welfare - is clearly just too much for them.

(I guess you can see their point, as Craig rightly insist seditions economic terrorists should be shot on sight - whether unions, terrorists like Taame Mandela, or economic guerrillas like Greenpeace)

Curious George said...

I like your measured analysis. Keep up the good work, Gravedodger.

Edward the Confessor said...

"Craig rightly insist (sic) seditions (sic) economic terrorists should be shot on sight..."

Is that one on his website, dickhead, or does it just exist inside your febrile yet tiny mind?